vice president of special events, First Republic Bank
As vice president of special events for First Republic Bank, Valerie Ulrich focuses on multi-day employee and client conferences as well as receptions, parties, and dinners for up to 1,600 guests in Northern and Southern California. Since joining the company in 1994, she has created the brand of events for the bank. She is known for her keen eye for detail and creating exciting, unique, and memorable experiences for guests. Valerie manages all aspects of events, including site selection, contract negotiation, budget management, creative aspects, entertainment, and vendor arrangements.